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Title: Violent Offender Incarceration and Truth-in-Sentencing Incentive Grants: Answers to Frequently Asked Questions
Author(s): Larry Meachum
Corporate Author: US Dept of Justice, Office of Justice Programs
Corrections Program Office
United States of America
Date Published: December 31, 1998
Page Count: 48
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/NCJRS
Rockville, MD 20849
NCJRS Photocopy Services
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
US Dept of Justice, Office of Justice Programs
Washington, DC 20531
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/NCJRS
Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America

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Type: Program/Project Description
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Answers are provided to frequently asked questions related to the Violent Offender Incarceration and Truth-in-Sentencing Incentive (VOI/TIS) grants.
Abstract: Most of the questions have been raised by officials in State offices responsible for administering the VOI/TIS formula grant program as well as by other interested parties. The answers to questions provide an interpretation of VOI/TIS program provisions and requirements. The questions pertain to the purpose of the VOI/TIS program, eligibility requirements, exceptions for geriatric prisoners and/or prisoners with medical conditions, allowable uses of funds, demonstrated ability to operate facilities, recognition of crime victim rights and needs, drug testing, interventions, sanctions, inmate death reporting, sharing funds with local government units, juvenile facilities, private facilities, and program implementation and administration.
Main Term(s): Grants or contracts
Index Term(s): Elderly offenders; Federal programs; Funding sources; Special needs offenders; Victims of violent crime; Victims rights; Violent offenders
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